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Non-powder Off-Piste Ski

post #1 of 3
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Hi all,

 

I am have recently found the joys of off-piste skiing, but in Australia it's not always (rarely) lovely fluffy powder. It's normally firm icy stuff, heavy wet stuff, or slush. I am looking to match a ski to the conditions, and am looking for recommendations. So far I have been recommended Line Prophet 98, any thoughts on these skis?

I have no desire for park or pipe, but I like dropping off the odd ledge, and prefer weaving between terrain features on mellow to medium slopes rather than ripping down featureless steeps at a billion miles an hour.

post #2 of 3

sounds like your lookin for a crud buster but need something damp enough when the conditions are firm. Id throw the Kastle mx 88 on your short list

post #3 of 3
Any ski that is considered a good crud ski that can handle a bit of ice. I don't ski in Oz any more but if I did I would probably dust off my monster im77's. Having said that, I did sneak in a day at Buller last year and took my Mantras.
Although I haven't tried a pair, I reckon a pair of Kendos or equivalant would be spot on for all round Oz conditions, off and on piste. If you are keen on Prophets then The 90 would be the go.

IMO a 95-100mm ski is doable but overkill for Oz even for our " off piste".
Cheers
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